Collins Crime Club, 1943.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Orange cloth with black titles. Pictorial dustwrapper. A near fine copy with fresh & clean boards. A few tiny specks to edges. No inscriptions. The very good+ dustwrapper has wear to extremities with a small chip to top left of spine & a few short closed tears. None of the usual fading to red lettering on wrapper spine. War economy price label of 5/- to front flap. Becoming a very uncommon title in first impression.
A Miss Marple novel. After his accident, Jerry Burton moves to his sisters idyllic village, Lymstock for recuperation; however, soon after poison pen letters arrive and the village unfortunately awakes from its peaceful slumber. A consequential death occurs but help arrives in the form of Jane Marple, the Vicars coincidental house guest!
Wagstaff & Poole p.194-195.